June, 2009  // Posts published in June, 2009

30 Jun 2009 Posted in Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius research implications

It’s taken me a couple days longer than I would have thought to get around to this post, analysing the recently published research that was responsible for the CAS’ decision to clear Oscar Pistorius to compete against able-bodied athletes. There are a couple of reasons for this – one is the ubiquitous work excuse. But […]

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25 Jun 2009 Posted in Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius research published

After many months of waiting, and about one year too late to be deemed scientifically credible, the research on the “Blade Runner” has finally been published. Amazingly, the title of the research is: The fastest runner on artificial legs: different limbs, similar function? [cite]10.1152/japplphysiol.00174.2009[/cite]. This is amazing because the study finds, among other things, that Pistorius uses […]

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22 Jun 2009 Posted in Other sports/Topical Sports News

Swimsuit debate continued

Regular readers will have been following our ongoing discussion around the new range of controversial swimsuits that have, in the estimation of just about all concerned, blown swimming records out of the water in the last 18 months. The very latest development is that FINA, swimming’s governing body, has approved the latest controversial swimsuits, at least until […]

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21 Jun 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Cardiac events during sport on TV

If you’re reading this (or are a regular reader), then you’re probably also inclined to spend fairly large periods of time actually watching sport (and wondering where we’ve been lately, but that’s another story). Being sports fans, you probably make it a point to follow coverage of your teams whenever possible, and live and share […]

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